→ Posnanski on Usain Bolt

And that’s when everybody in the stadium knows, when everyone watching on television knows … Bolt will win. The mystery is solved. No sprinter on Earth, no sprinter who has ever lived, can run the last 50 meters like Usain Bolt. And so he begins to pull away. The sound in the stadium is now one huge scream of anticipation. The announcer had said before the start that there were more than two million ticket requests for this night and this event. These are the 80,000 who made it into the stadium, and they are determined to see history. They are seeing it.

Great column on a great race.